As more people discover the beauty of pole barn living, the internet has become flooded with plenty of barndominium inspiration for those seeking to build a pole barn home of their own. We at Beehive Buildings have seen many emerging pole barn house trends and design ideas from our happy clients — especially over the past year. Get inspired by some of the creative barndominium builds our team has completed in 2021 before getting started with your custom pole barn design!
Top 5 Pole Barn House Design Trends in 2021
1. Man Caves and She Sheds
With so many more people more time at home these days, man caves and she sheds have experienced a resurgence in popularity as people seek a private escape from everyday life. These cozy outbuildings offer the perfect place for peaceful solitude and can be used for a number of diverse applications, including:
- Home Gardening Center
- Crafting Corner
- Reading Nook
- Game Room
- Bar and Entertainment Room
- Home Gym
One of the great things about pole barn man caves and she sheds is they offer many opportunities to maximize functionality. Because these structures are typically smaller in size, you can get more creative with the design and function of your build to include things like built-in shelving or an acrylic overhead door for increased natural light.
While not “traditional” uses for Man Caves and She Sheds, smaller residential pole barns also make great guest suites, mother-in-law apartments and kids playrooms!
2. Pole Barn Home Offices
Few people have more need for a private space to call their own than home office workers. According to recent studies, an estimated 1 in 4 Americans will work from home in 2021, and 36.2 million Americans will be fully remote by 2025. With so many remote workers at home, these professionals need a workspace that promotes productivity, efficiency and comfort. What better way to achieve all three than with a pole barn home office?
These post-frame buildings offer a private space away from kids, pets and other distractions so workers can be more productive from home. Not only that, but remote workers can enjoy this separation of work and home life without having to commute to a co-working space. And because these pole barns are designed to your exact specifications, you’ll have all the amenities you need to ensure a comfortable, ergonomic workspace.
3. Pole Barn Pool Houses
Nothing says summer fun quite like a pool house! Pole barn pool houses have made a splash in 2021, with the Beehive Buildings team completing two such builds this year alone. These spaces offer plenty of room for all your pool toys and maintenance equipment, and can even double as a poolside hangout for your outdoor entertaining needs. When creating your pool house design plan, you may want to consider the following:
- Built-In Storage: Adding built-in storage space in your pole barn pool house design ensures you’ll have all the room you need to store your aquatic equipment.
- Lean-to Overhang: Consider adding a lean-to for shaded outdoor entertaining space for your pool parties and backyard BBQs.
- Exterior Lighting: You’ll want to make sure your pole barn has plenty of exterior lighting to keep the pool party vibes going strong well into the summer nights.
4. Lean-to Outdoor Living Areas
Lean-tos aren’t just great for added entertainment areas on your pool house pole barn build. They also make a great addition to just about any pole barn home design. Adding a lean-to on your pole barn house is a great way to maximize living space without adding extra square footage – and extra cost – to the inside of your build. Instead, you can achieve a seamless transition from inside your pole barn pool house or barndominium to a lean-to patio with a gorgeous outdoor living area perfect for entertaining guests or sitting back, relaxing and watching a beautiful sunset with the family.
5. Pole Barn Workshops and Garages
Whether you’ve recently picked up a new hobby or you’re a seasoned mechanic, woodworker or artist, pole barn workshops and garages can provide the extra room you need to perfect your craft. These outbuildings are among the most popularly requested projects our team receives, as they can be customized for a number of unique applications, including:
- Dog Kennels
- Hobby Shops
- Recreational Storage
- Automotive Storage
- Commercial Workshops
- Artist Studios
- Craft Rooms
Beehive Buildings for Your Pole Barn House Design & Build!
Whether you’re seeking a pool house, a workshop, a man cave or a full-fledged barndominium, Beehive Buildings has the expert craftsmen you need to get the job done right. Our custom pole barns are built to your precise specifications, taking into consideration all of the personal amenities and accommodations you need to call your pole barn house a home. Get inspired for your build by exploring our idea gallery, then request a custom quote for your pole barn house design.